Jul
24
10:00 am10:00

Shopping Social benefiting Art League Houston

  • Muse Boutique

Art League Houston (ALH) invites you to indulge your inner fashionista at ALH's first Giveback Shopping Social event of the season. Join us at Muse Boutique in River Oaks to shop till you drop between 10 AM - 7 PM on Thursday, July 24 and 20% of all full price purchases will benefit ALH.

Can't come till after work? Join us for a special Sip N’ Shop Social between 5 - 7 PM featuring light bites and bubbly hosted by ALH's Board Member Frida Dillenbeck. Don't miss this unforgettable shopping experience to shop exclusive designer lines, play with Hollywood make-up, adorn yourself with fun jewelry and peruse the latest home accessories to make your home as chic as you are, all while supporting a local arts organization who has a history of brightening Houston's public spaces!

Can’t make it? Shop online at www.musehouston.com and call the shop to let them know your purchase is in support of Art League Houston.

Jun
23
Jun 27

SUMMER ART CAMP: CREATURE CREATIONS (AGES 5-8)

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Y. E. Torres; For Kids Ages 5–8
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
June 23–27 (5 days)
$225 members / $260 non-members

In this camp, spend a week creating creative creatures with a variety of 2D and 3D media. Create wearable creature costumes, let your imagination come to life as you invent your own creature, and much more! Your favorite creature will come to life through diverse projects that foster creative expression.

Jun
23
Jun 27

SUMMER ART CAMP: STREET ART (AGES 9-12)

  • Art League Houston
Street Art

STREET ART (SC-2B)
Melissa Walter; For Kids Ages 9–12
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
June 23–27 (5 days)
$225 members / $260 non-members

In this camp, you will have the opportunity to discover the world of street art. We will focus on composition, color, and various techniques and materials (such a paint, markers, spray, and stencils) while creating your own original works of art. Kids will also investigate art as a way of communicating ideas and making a statement. Campers will work collaborate to design and create a large mural together that will be unveiled to parents and friends at the end of the week. 

Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

EXHIBITION OPENING: AUJOURD'HUI, CAUSONS AVEC NOS AIEUX: INTIMATE AND FOREIGN BY ROSINE KOUAMEN

  • Art League Houston

FRONT GALLERY: AUJOURD'HUI, CAUSONS AVEC NOS AIEUX: INTIMATE AND FOREIGN
ROSINE KOUAMEN

ON VIEW: JUNE 20 - JULY 26, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 20, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Rosine Kouamen

Art League Houston (ALH) is excited to presentAujourd'hui, Causons Avec Nos Aieux: Intimate and Foreign, an exhibition of work by Cameroon-born and Houston-based artist Rosine Kouamen. The exhibition features a selection of photographs, video, textile and sculpture that explore themes of ancestral history and genetic nostalgia, in relation to cultural traditions, spirituality, morality, ethnicity, geography, beauty, and ethics. The opening reception is Friday June 20, 6 - 9 PM with an artist talk at 7:00 PM.

Aujourd'hui, Causons Avec Nos Aieux: Intimate and Foreign explores ones understanding of tradition vis-à-vis modernity, as it continues to affect global communities. The works in this exhibition focus on how cultural relativity influences worldview, and encourages a dialogue between foreign and domestic conceptions.

“In the present global narrative,” says the artist. “There are an abundance of contradictions, including but not limited to the inherent bias of perspective implicit to any version of history. I am inspired by how the spaces we occupy, coupled with the persistent call of history, guide our myriad interactions with people throughout our lives.”

The exhibition is centered around a site-specific textile sculpture, which hangs from the ceiling in the middle of the gallery. The artwork references traditional African hierarchical and societal structures, and explores how constructed imaginations of relatives lost, are the result of relentless rewriting of others’ histories. The exhibit also features a series of mixed media sculptures that line the gallery walls, referencing the development of filial history, as it intertwines with particular regional histories.

Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

EXHIBITION OPENING: JUMP CUT BY PETER LUCAS

  • Art League Houston

ON VIEW: JUNE 20 - JULY 26, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 20, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Peter Lucas Jump Cut

Art League Houston (ALH) is excited to presentJump Cut, an exhibition of new work by Houston-based artist Peter Lucas. The exhibit features a series of collages, altered media objects, and video works that playfully explores the nature of montage through simple, bold slicing and splicing of imagery.The opening reception is Friday June 20, 6 - 9 PM with an artist talk at 6:30 PM.

With a sensibility informed as much by film and music as by traditional visual arts, Lucas’ work is largely concerned with creating tensions and transitions between elements. This exhibition includes new collages, media objects, and a multiple-screen video installation made with imagery from various printed media (books, magazines, packaging, etc.).

Jump Cut playfully and aggressively reframes and combines elements of photographs, illustrations, typography, and sound. The show’s title references a particular kind of discontinuous splice found in film editing, and more generally calls attention to the assertive act of cutting and the resulting “sparks” in the hard transitions of the work. 

Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

EXHIBITION OPENING: SEXUAL SELECTION BY JO ANN FLEISCHAUER

  • Art League Houston

ALH SCULPTURE GARDEN: SEXUAL SELECTION
JO ANN FLEISCHAUER

ON VIEW: JUNE 20 - NOVEMBER 1, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 20, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

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Art League Houston is excited to present Sexual Selection, a site specific outdoor installation in the ALH Sculpture Garden by New York-born and Houston-based installation artist Jo Ann Fleischhauer. The project is inspired by the evolutionary process of the Birds-of-Paradise known as sexual selection, where females choose their mate based on the shape, color and display of the males’ plumage, and have ultimately determined the species' diverse and exotic variations. The installation explores ideas of visual aesthetics, in particular the function of beauty and features over one hundred brightly colored parasols that are hung throughout the trees. The opening reception is Friday June 20, 6 - 9 PM with an artist talk at 7:30 PM.

 

 

Jun
16
Jun 20

SUMMER ART CAMP: MIX IT UP! (AGES 5-8)

  • Art League Houston
Mix it Up!

MIX IT UP! (SC-1A)
Y. E. Torres; For Kids Ages 5–8
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
June 16–20 (5 days)
$225 members / $260 non-members

Express yourself through the spontaneity of mixed-media while exploring a wide variety of fun materials and techniques. Learn about layers, lines, shapes, and more through hands-on projects that encourage self- expression and experimentation. Whether constructing unusual objects in sculpture, utilizing papier-mâché techniques, or collage, creative vision and self-expression are at the core of each project.

Jun
16
Jun 20

SUMMER ART CAMP: DRAW, PAINT, PRINT (AGES 9-12)

  • Art League Houston
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DRAW, PAINT, PRINT! (SC-1B)
Melissa Walter; For Kids Ages 9–12
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
June 16–20 (5 days)
$225 members / $260 non-members

Experience painting, drawing, and print-making like never before! While creating unique projects, you will also discover the ins and outs of a wide variety of media and techniques. This camp is designed to give you a sampling of different art-making processes, while also engaging your imagination and creativity.

Jun
7
1:00 pm13:00

OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING

ABOUT OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING

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The human figure has been the subject of art since the beginning of time. Every week, a live model is available for all Art League Houston members to freely sketch, draw, or paint. Participants will be able to observe the model and explore different techniques of approaching the human form on paper or canvas. A proctor will be present during the class.

Sessions are $15 per session and meet weekly on Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00pm, with all costs going directly back into the program. No pre-registration required – this is a drop-in program. Art League memberships start at $35!

Click here to view the model schedule.

Jun
5
1:00 pm13:00

OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING

ABOUT OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING

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The human figure has been the subject of art since the beginning of time. Every week, a live model is available for all Art League Houston members to freely sketch, draw, or paint. Participants will be able to observe the model and explore different techniques of approaching the human form on paper or canvas. A proctor will be present during the class.

Sessions are $15 per session and meet weekly on Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00pm, with all costs going directly back into the program. No pre-registration required – this is a drop-in program. Art League memberships start at $35!

May
31
1:00 pm13:00

OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING

ABOUT OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING

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The human figure has been the subject of art since the beginning of time. Every week, a live model is available for all Art League Houston members to freely sketch, draw, or paint. Participants will be able to observe the model and explore different techniques of approaching the human form on paper or canvas. A proctor will be present during the class.

Sessions are $15 per session and meet weekly on Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00pm, with all costs going directly back into the program. No pre-registration required – this is a drop-in program. Art League memberships start at $35!

Click here to view the model schedule.

May
29
1:00 pm13:00

OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING

ABOUT OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING

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The human figure has been the subject of art since the beginning of time. Every week, a live model is available for all Art League Houston members to freely sketch, draw, or paint. Participants will be able to observe the model and explore different techniques of approaching the human form on paper or canvas. A proctor will be present during the class.

Sessions are $15 per session and meet weekly on Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00pm, with all costs going directly back into the program. No pre-registration required – this is a drop-in program. Art League memberships start at $35!

Click here to view the model schedule.

May
17
4:00 pm16:00

Art Show by Art Junction Benefiting Art League Houston

  • BlueOrange Gallery

Please join us at Art Junction's first party and fundraiser ART SHOW, a silent auction benefiting Art League Houston's (ALH) Public Art Esplanade Project at BlueOrange Gallery (1208 West Gray Street). The event features over fifty unique works of art, each measuring 5 x 7 inches by art students at nine Houston-area high schools, as well as a selection of well-respected local and national artists. Participating artists include Joe Havel, Jason Villegas, Gonzo 247, David Renner, Dean Ruck, Dan Havel, Phillip Pyle, Sarah Hamilton, David Hardaker, and Chuy Benitez. Admission is free.  

Invite your friends and family, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase amazing artwork at affordable prices! By participating, you will help Art Junction and ALH "humanize the built environment that we live in and invigorate the public spaces around us." Join us at this important junction of the art world, making Houston's artwork more accessible to all!  

About Art Junction
Art Junction is a student-organized fundraiser event supporting public artwork and encouraging participation in the arts. They invite professional and high school artists to create one-of-a-kind pieces on 5 x 7 inches illustration board for a silent auction and sale, and 100% of the sales go directly towards a local public art project.  

About ALH's Esplanade Program 
Established in 2012-2013, The Esplanade Project is a community driven, temporary public art installation project designed to invigorate Houston's lower Montrose Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhood. This program is in partnership with the City of Houston and is a pilot project for the City of Houston. Participating artists receive an artist fee for the design, creation, and installation of their work as well as funding for materials and associated expenses.

Special thanks to Texas Art Supply, and BLUEorange Gallery.

2014 ALH INSTRUCTOR/show Opening Reception
May
2
6:00 pm18:00

2014 ALH INSTRUCTOR/show Opening Reception

  • Art League Houston

Art League Houston is excited to present the 2014 ALH INSTRUCTOR/show, a group exhibition featuring over twenty works in jewelry-making, sculpture, mixed-media, ceramics, print-making and painting by some of Houston’s most exciting emerging and established artists who teach at the ALH School. Participating artists include Kelly Alison, Rebecca Bass, Ruben Coy, Caroline Graham, Steven Hook, Lisa Hunter, Jessica Kreutter, Polly Liu, Steve Parker, Phillip Pyle II, Preetika Rajgariah, Cary Reeder, Anat Ronan, Beth Secor, Myke Venable, Jason Villages and Melissa Walter. The opening reception is Friday May 2 from 6 - 9 PM.

2014 ALH STUDENT/show Opening Reception
May
2
6:00 pm18:00

2014 ALH STUDENT/show Opening Reception

  • Art League Houston

Art League Houston is excited to present the 2014 ALH STUDENT/show, a group exhibition featuring over fifty works in jewelry-making, sculpture, mixed-media, ceramics, print-making and painting by Art League Houston students who have taken classes during the Spring 2014, Winter 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2013 semesters.  Please join ALH as we celebrate the talents and creativity of our students!

Fresh Arts presents 'Funding Strategies for Independent Artists'
Apr
21
6:30 pm18:30

Fresh Arts presents 'Funding Strategies for Independent Artists'

  • Art League Houston

Join Fresh Arts’ Executive Director Jenni Rebecca Stephenson and professional composer and musician, Jerry Ochoa of Two Star Symphony, for an overview workshop on strategies and resources for individual artists seeking funds to support their professional art career.

This workshop will cover: identifying grant opportunities (including several key local opportunities), increasing accessibility to additional funding through fiscal sponsorship, and securing individual contributions and institutional support. The workshop will also provide tips for creating and managing successful crowd-funding campaigns and offer examples of how local artists have successfully raised money for their projects. (Specifics on grant-writing and crafting proposals will NOT be covered in this workshop, but will be covered later in Fresh Arts’ workshop series.)

This workshop will apply to all types of individual artists including those in the visual, performing, filmmaking, literary, and multi-disciplinary fields.

FEES & REGISTRATION
Registration deadline: before noon, April 21, 2014 
Fresh Arts Members: $5
Non-members: $15

Walk-ins: late registration fees apply
Members: $10
Non-members: $20

www.spacetaker.org

ArtBound! Student Reading and Reception
Apr
12
2:00 pm14:00

ArtBound! Student Reading and Reception

  • Art League Houston

In conjunction with the ArtBound! student exhibition in the Front Gallery of Art League Houston, students will read select work created during the in-school artist and writer residencies.

The MARTIKI: A Montrose Art Party (MARTY) benefiting the Healing Art Program
Apr
11
6:00 pm18:00

The MARTIKI: A Montrose Art Party (MARTY) benefiting the Healing Art Program

  • Art League Houston

Co-Chaired by Bobby Bass, Crystal and Don Owens, and Robert and Michelle Raney

Art League Houston is excited to invite the public to our annual fundraising event The MARTIKI: A Montrose Art Party (MARTY), on Friday, April 11, from 6 - 9 PM. The event benefits Art League Houston’s Healing Art Program, which provides free art instruction and supplies to adults living with serious illness and physical disabilities. Entry to the event is FREE!

This year's party is tiki-themed - grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts are highly encouraged!

The event will feature a live DJ spinning tunes, beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company and a special event-inspired cocktail dubbed “MARTIKI Punch.”

The event will feature a selection of artwork for sale by Healing Art artists in the Main Gallery, as well as an exciting silent auction. A portion of the artwork and concession proceeds will help support the continuation of the Healing Art program.

Please join us in supporting this unique and valuable program, while enjoying the opportunity to purchase amazing artwork at affordable prices! 

2014 SPONSORS

TIKI GOD
Eubanks Group Architects, Adrian Robles and Bobby L. Bass

HAWAII 5-0
Crystal’s Cheeky Tikis

BIG KAHUNA
Farid Dehghan and Zachary Gresham, Blake and Kate Hall, Joe and Emily Herbster, Aaron Reimer, Carey Stuart, Lockton and Page and Phillip Vogelsang

HANG-10
Drew and Tracey Baird, Sarah Bray, Benjamin S. Carey, Billie and Marvin Chasen, Dath Collins, DDS, Kathleen Fowler, Candice and Nick Goodwin, Gabriel and Sara Jones, Victoria and Marshall Lightman, Erin McClarty, Ozene Realty Consultants, John Ross Palmer and Ryan Lindsay, Patrick Raney, Karen and Cameron Rezai, Roman Law Firm, PC, David and Diana Roark, Michael and Cara Rudelson, Scott Sawyer and Michael Peranteau, Emily Sloan, Mark Troth, Ellen A. Yarrell, PC

SPECIAL THANKS
Arne’s Warehouse, Art Supply on Main, Bergner and Johnson, DJCDUXION, Ensemble Theater, Hope Stone, Inc., Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony, Edgar Medina, Aaron Parazette, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Society for the Performing Arts

'Hashtag It Doesn't Matter' by Studio Enertia
Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

'Hashtag It Doesn't Matter' by Studio Enertia

  • Art League Houston

Art League Houston is pleased to present Hashtag It Doesn't Matter, a special screening spotlighting a selection of the video’s currently on view in PROOF, a multimedia exhibition by Studio Enertia: a collaborative project by Houston performer and composer Lisa E. Harris, and Pittsburgh-based artist Alisha B. Wormsley. The screening will feature excerpts from the following films: CRY of the THIRD EYE, The Transformation of Oshe, There are Black People in the Future, and Slaves and Indians. Attendees are encouraged to rotate their chairs around the exhibit as each film is screened. The event is on Tuesday April 1 at 7 PM in the ALH Main Gallery.

PROOF transforms the gallery into an incubator-like space; where the artists will experiment with combining individual narratives that reference global tradition, nostalgia and futurist dreams, as a way to incite new dialogues on contemporary issues impacting people of the African diaspora. The exhibition is designed to create an immersive environment where the artworks are meant to be experienced in context with each other rather than as individual units.

For this exhibition, the works re-visited include Slaves and Indians, a guerrilla performance that explores the lack of historic connection that people have to the American landscape vs. the institutionalization of art institutions in America; The Transformation of Oshe, a photo montage installation with operatic performance, exploring African diasporic myth and spirituality; Lilith, a new-opera film exploring the demonization of women, set in the post-earth future, inspired by the archetypal first woman of the earth in ancient Sumerian mythology; CRY of the THIRD EYE, an experimental new-opera film about gentrification, identity, and abduction in Third Ward, Houston, Texas; and There Are Black People In the Future, an archival installation of myths and histories pulled from The children of NAN, a sci-fi mythology by Alisha B. Wormsley of a civilization in which, 2000 years ago, dark skinned women ruled the earth.

Open Studio Figure Drawing
Mar
22
1:00 pm13:00

Open Studio Figure Drawing

  • Art League Houston

Classes are $15 per session and meet weekly on Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00pm, with all costs going directly to the figure model and instructor. No pre-registration required – this is a drop-in program. Art League memberships start at $35!

Click here to view the model schedule.

OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING
Mar
20
1:00 pm13:00

OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING

  • Art League Houston

Classes are $15 per session and meet weekly on Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00pm, with all costs going directly to the figure model and instructor. No pre-registration required – this is a drop-in program. Art League memberships start at $35!

Click here to view the model schedule.

Open Studio Figure Drawing
Mar
15
1:00 pm13:00

Open Studio Figure Drawing

  • Art League Houston

Classes are $15 per session and meet weekly on Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00pm, with all costs going directly to the figure model and instructor. No pre-registration required – this is a drop-in program. Art League memberships start at $35!

Click here to view the model schedule.

Live Performance by Lisa E. Harris
Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

Live Performance by Lisa E. Harris

  • Art League Houston

LISA E. HARRIS 
with the Third Ward Community Choir and Joshua Moton
March 14, 2014
Doors Open: 7 PM
Performance: 7:30 PM

Art League Houston is excited to present a night of live music by Lisa E. Harris in conjunction with PROOF, a dynamic multimedia  exhibition  by Studio  Enertia:  a collaborative  project  by  Houston  performer  and composer Lisa E. Harris, and Pittsburg-­based artist Alisha B. Wormsley.

TONIGHT Lisa E. Harris will perform excerpts from several works presented in PROOF accompanied by cellist Joshua Moton, and the Third Ward Community Choir (TWCC).

ABOUT THE THIRD WARD COMMUNITY CHOIR

The Third Ward Community Choir (TWCC) was founded in 2009 by singer/songwriter Swatara Olushola. In the beginning of 2014, Lisa E. Harris became Co-Director. The TWCC is open to the public, no musical background required. The choir will be performing the Third Ward Anthem composed by Lisa E. Harris as well as other selections. 

 

Mid Main First Thursday Benefitting Art League Houston
Mar
6
5:00 pm17:00

Mid Main First Thursday Benefitting Art League Houston

  • Mid-Main

Featuring a scavenger hunt, beading workshops, outdoor projection of South African music videos, South African-inspired cocktail, silent auction, and DJ Josh Zulu.  A percentage of sales from select businesses goes towards support Art League Houston's upcoming project, 360 Degrees Vanishing, by Houston-based artist and designer, Selven Jarmon.